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New Virus Spreading! *postcard*, Deleats Your C Drive


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#1 samuel3

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:37 AM

You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with

an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD,' regardless of who sent it to you. It is a

virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of

your computer.

This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in

his/her contact list.

If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a

friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by

Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by

McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This

virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital

information is kept.









If you know a way to get rid of it, post here.

Edited by samuel3, 28 July 2008 - 05:30 AM.


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#2 KoanYorel

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:22 AM

HOAX Virus Warning!

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_postcard_virus.htm

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp

A Google search on such a subject will provide more historic information.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:25 PM

Does the virus render the whole entire hard drive useless or just the C portion?
I dual boot between xp, and ubuntu (linux).

Thanks, paperclip

Edited by paperclip57, 30 July 2008 - 10:28 PM.


#4 Galadriel

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:18 PM

Does the virus render the whole entire hard drive useless or just the C portion?
I dual boot between xp, and ubuntu (linux).

Thanks, paperclip


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